Project Home aims to redefine this almost utopian narrative through collecting and sharing personal stories of people who relocated by choice or necessity or struggled with the traditional concept of home for any other reason. By that, we hope to inspire others to question some of the limiting beliefs and recognize their own unique way “to home”.
In a world where estimated number of international migrants in 2019 reached 272 million, 70.8 million people have been forcibly displaced and 37,000 people are forced to flee their homes every day due to conflict or persecution, 150 million people are homeless, while another 1.6 billion people lack adequate housing, the traditional concept of a home as a physical space, a place where one lives permanently, were born at or where their relatives are seems very unrealistic and socially exclusive. Same applies for an idea of a home where one is loved, respected and cared for when up to 1 billion children aged 2–17 years, have experienced physical, sexual, or emotional violence or neglect in the same year.
How to Experience Project Home: There are several possibilities of experiencing this project, separately, as well as combined, depending on a platform and place. Users can either access the website as a standalone project, to read about the concept and explore this utopic alternate world hovering above Vienna, consisting of others’ stories and thoughts about home. Second kind of experience is through the real physical places that interviewed people mentioned and marked with dandelion stickers. After scanning the QR code on the sticker, the users are redirected to the online page
Team Members: Esma Bosnjakovic, Max Haarich, Nicole Schanzmeyer, Barbora Horská
Project Home Vienna was developed in the American Arts Incubator Program under guidance of Rashin Fahandej.
For further info please visit the website of Project Home Vienna.